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Italy: Ancient Rome and Florence

Italy High School Study Abroad
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2014 program is now full.

Study Abroad Italy - High School Program

The Italy study abroad program is designed to have Early College, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, and Dual Enrollment students earn both high school and college credits by completing World Religions and/or International Relations while immersed within the Italian culture. Visit ancient Rome and the world’s greatest art in Florence. Outside of class time, your knowledge will be enhanced through excursions to religious and historical sites, such as the Coliseum and the Vatican. Students will also get to visit an Italian organization/business and a local embassy in Rome.

In addition to regular classes on campus, students will spend 11 days in Italy where they will study at Pontificia Urbaniana University located in the Vatican Territory. The city will be used as a field-based setting to accomplish the learning objectives for the class.

*Apply early - space is limited! Application, all forms, payments, visa (if necessary), etc. must be processed and completed by the deadline of April 16, 2014.

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CalendarProgram Meetings

The following meetings will take place on the Clearwater Campus:

  • April 1, 2014 - Predeparture Orientation at 6 p.m.
  • June 16, 2014 – Class 1 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • June 17, 2014 - Class 2 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • June 18, 2014 - Farewell Meeting and Class 3 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • July 3, 2014 - Re-Entry Meeting and Class 4 - 9 a.m.- noon

InformationAvailable courses

Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.

Course enrollment deadline: June 5, 2014

1 - World Religions (REL 2300)
Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 or ENC 0025) or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test.
2 - International Relations (INR 2002)
Prerequisites:  POS 2041/POS 2050 or equivalent. With permission of the instructor, students can take POS 2041 and INR 2002 within the same term.

PhoneLead faculty contacts

After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Italy trip lead faculty, John Hesting, 727-341-4287727-341-4287.